Vintage Dorset Weddings

Ellie & James – Higher Melcombe Manor

We featured Ellie & James’s wedding on our blog in January. As well as being really into local food, the environment and old antiquities they wanted a wedding that reflected their passion for something fun, adventurous and a bit quirky! James is a local watercress grower and Ellie an expert in filming animal documentaries and monkey stories. With this pair we knew we were in for a fabulous wedding to remember!

Vintage Dorset Wedding at Higher Melcombe Manor

Katie and Richard – Birkin House

We were invited to help Katie and Richard with the venue dressing for their elegant country house wedding near Dorchester


birkin house

Birkin House Wedding

Katie and Richard chose Birkin House for their venue. Its a beautiful Victorian Country Manor House close to Dorchester set in fabulous gardens. Deer and peacocks grace the grounds giving it a perfect English garden setting and this was exactly right for the traditional elegance Katie and Richard envisaged
Angela Vincent provided the wedding photography. She is an established fine art photographer working with her husband who is also a photographer and art director.

Birkin House

Vintage Dorset’s contribution to the day was to bring a flavour of the majestic Birkin House into the wedding marquee -festooning it with vintage bunting, beautiful damask and vintage tablecloths and perfectly gorgeous flowers and ribbons arranged in teacups, teapots and old fashioned jugs.

Vintage Dorset Flowers

Add our old fashioned post box wishing well and some of our gorgeous red glass hearts for measure and

Vintage Tablesthe scene perfectly complemented the elegance of this beautiful period house and the classical style radiating from Katie and  Richard.

“Thank you so much for everything you did to make our wedding day so perfect, I absolutely loved the decorations”

We’re sure you’ll agree – Katie and Richard look stunning in this wonderful location – the perfect bride and groom sharing the most beautiful of weddings!

Postbox wishing well



Natalie and Ben – Winterborne Zealston

bride and groom

Read our blog post on Natalie and Ben’s country wedding HERE

Kumari & Matthew – Symondsbury Manor

Vintage weddingKumari and Matthew had a really sumptuous vintage wedding for 75 guests at the glorious Symondsbury manor. Vintage Dorset co-ordinated locally; planning the wedding with Kumari and Matthew for over 8 months. We provided vintage china hire, afternoon tea, venue dressing, tablecloths, bunting and table flowers as well as putting Kumari in touch with her bouquet designer, wedding cake maker Visions and outside bar Liquido.

Kumari looked really gorgeous in a fabulous lace dress and Matthew matched her admirably in his most dashing vintage militaria. It really was a fabulous day caught by the incredible London based photographer Anushe Low (All photographs copyright Anushe Low)

The colours for Kumari’s wedding were pinks and blues which we complimented with gorgeous blousy paeonies and cornflowers in teapots. More Pictures of the flowers and couple can be found on Anushe’s site HERE. This wedding also features in the October edition of Cosmopolitan Bride. Read our blog post and see some extra pictures HERE

vintage tea and cake

vintage wedding

Kelly & Matt – East Burton Vintage Venue Dressing

Fancy a vintage-styled country pub wedding? The Seven Stars is a pretty country pub between Moreton and Wool just outside the village of East Burton. We decked out the conservatory in vintage bunting, floral tablecloths and roses in teapots for Kelly & Mat’s beautiful cream and soft pink wedding. Kelly & Matt sent us some more super pictures together with these from our own photographer © Steve Atkins Photography. Check out the flowers in teacups – these are sublime!

Wedding pictures Kelly & Matt, vintage stylingWedding pictures vintage china, teapots, flowers and tablecloths

Wedding cake stand at Hinton Admiral

Hinton Admiral Wedding

We also hired out our vintage crockery for this super wedding reception at East Close Country HotelHinton Admiral near Bournemouth.The Hotel is a fabulous vintage wedding venue with exceptional food and beautiful Georgian rooms – our crockery felt right at home!Teacups at Hinton Admiral

Jenny, our bride, hired us for her afternoon tea which was combined with a champagne reception before guests went through to dinner in the evening. It looked wonderful! Photographs by Cooper’s Photography.

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